Statistics from the National Institute of Justice Research Report: Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men.
- 84.3 percent of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime.
- 56 percent of Native women have experienced some form of sexual violence.
- 55 percent of Native women have been raped or have experienced physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in a lifetime.
The report can be located at: https://nij.gov/journals/277/Pages/violence-against-american-indians-alaska-natives.aspx or you can download it here.
Native women suffer the HIGHEST rate of sexual assault in the U.S.
Rate of PTSD in Native adults is 4.4x the national average.
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Native children experience PTSD at same rates as veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq (3x the rate of the general population).